Although the admission process for nursery classes is over in some A-list schools of the city, parents —whose children had failed to get a seat in any of these schools so far — are making a beeline to other schools where the process is still underway.
Getting admission in some of the top schools in the city is a tough task. Gurgaon has more than 75 schools.
Some of the popular schools such as Delhi Public School, Scottish High International School and GD Goenka World School have already closed the admission process. However, schools like Suncity School, Lotus Valley International School, Euro International School, Amity International School, and Rabindranath World School are yet to wind up the process.
The admission process is yet to begin in The Shri Ram School, DAV Public School and Blue Bells Group of Schools.
Of late, there has been an increase in the number of applications for admission. "This is due to increase in awareness among parents. They want their children to be admitted in a good school," said Ritu Dhingra, a consultant psychologist.
According to Pratapsingh Yadav, president of Haryana Progressive Schools Conference, (HPSC), the parents, who apply in "a few select schools", are more worried.
"There is immense pressure on parents as they want their children to be in the best school. All of them end up applying to just five to six schools. At times, they don't know if their choice fits their budget. This adds to their stress," Yadav said.
Neha Shah, who has been seeking a seat in nursery for her son, said too much information creates too much confusion. "I have been researching a lot to make the right decision for my son's admission. I feel extremely confused despite speaking to so many friends, reading blogs, visiting schools," she said.
Sometimes parents pass on the stress to their children. "Parents tend to pass on the stress to the children. There are many schools in Gurgaon and every child will get a seat," said Anita Makkar, principal, DAV Public School.